The U.S. Marshal Service announced Tuesday that it captured “Bobby Thompson.”
If that name sounds familiar, it should — over a period of about ten years a man using the alias “Bobby Thompson” collected millions for the charity U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA), which claimed to provide support for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In fact, little of the money collected went to vets or their families.
To help legitimize his charity, Thompson donated part of the money he ripped off to Republican candidates such as former President George W. Bush, former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, House Speaker John Boehner — and — KEN CUCCINELLI.
Cooch reportedly personally pleaded with Thompson for donations and received $55,000 for his effort, making Thompson Cuccinelli’s second-largest donor. Cuccinelli was eventually forced to turn over the tainted money to veterans support groups.
A team of Deputy U.S. Marshals captured “Thompson” in Portland, Oregon at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Authorities were still unaware of Thompson’s real name and he refused to make a statement.